From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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The encrypted email provider and phone maker said it would not be following suit with other technology firms — at least for now.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has labelled proponents of Edward Snowden's whistleblower status as naive, gullible, and anarchic, in a speech delivered in Washington DC overnight.
The former Secretary of State concluded that innovation is at the core of solving not only technology and marketing problems, but also "human problems that can only be addressed by habits of the heart."
Proposed laws to allow the bulk collection of data in Europe are now dead in the water. The reality is that the overturning of Europe's retention laws will make transatlantic co-operation a little more difficult — but it won't make it impossible.
Opponents of Europe's data retention directive now have the legal standing to challenge it at a national level.
ZDNetGovWeek: Brazil proposed Internet governance rules, Israel builds its own cloud, and Dutch drones watch civilians
It's not just the US using observational technology to keep an eye on potential troublemakers. The Dutch have approved the use of drones to film civilians. A Harris poll suggests online commerce has felt the blow of the NSA revelations. Plus Google hit for Street View violations in Italy. A lot of gov going on worldwide. Click in to read.
The suggested bill of rights will be presented later this month
The Italian data watchdog has ruled that the company didn't do enough to let people know when Street View cars would be visiting their neighbourhood.
"We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act," said the software company's executive chairwoman in a memo on Thursday.
Facebook received 14,763 bug submissions in 2013, a whopping 246 increase in one year.
The Dutch parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will allow drone surveillance where public safety is at risk.
The first steps of adding extra encryption through Yahoo's services has been completed, with the company encrypting its search results and links between its datacentres.
Target still faces a slew of other lawsuits stemming from the massive cyber security attack incurred last year, but a new turn of events could affect all of them.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has proposed that, within reason, "internet intermediaries" should not be held responsible for any privacy invasions conducted over their services.
Australia's shadow foreign minister wants to give our spooks more tools for fighting domestic terrorism, but she's only re-bleating their discredited clichés.